Project Manager, Engineering Salary

The national average salary for Engineering Project Managers is $85K per year; Apple Computer, Inc pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $160K. Engineering Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Schlumberger ($133K), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc ($129K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($120K). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,627 - $124,526

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$19.07 - $62.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,627 - $124,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,244  
Profit Sharing
$493.32 - $11,530  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,150 - $133,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,071
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$19.07 - $62.47  
   
Overtime
$24.25 - $65.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,244  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$493.32 - $11,530  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$57,150 - $133,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 806
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Job Description for Project Manager, Engineering

  • Ensure conformity with safety regulations and promote a culture of best practices.
  • Prepare cost proposals and maintain financial records.
  • Lead a team of engineers and produce detailed product development plans.
  • Translate customer requirements into product strategy.

Common Career Paths for Project Manager, Engineering


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Engineering Project Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Engineering. That role pays $154K per year on average. The most common promotion for Engineering Project Managers is Engineering Senior Project Manager, a position that typically pays $116K annually. Another standard transition for Engineering Project Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Civil Engineer role, where pay is often $60K.

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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Engineering


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Budget Management, Contractor Management, and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Engineering Project Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $84K. Engineering Project Managers bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $109K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Engineering Project Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Engineering Project Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Denver (+6 percent), Boston (+5 percent), and San Diego (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Employers in Charlotte and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Project Manager, Engineering Reviews

What is it like working as a Project Manager, Engineering?

Project Manager, Engineering in New York:
"It Is 60% Scheduling, 20% Client Relations And 20% Technical."
Pros: The best things about my job are the environment which is very open and friendly. It is in midtown Manhattan, ideal location. The clients all have technical backgrounds so even if there is something you don't know or can't remember, someone will enlighten you. Engineering is very important to know because it allows you to work within teams from other departments as well since our work ethic is regarded highly. I am able to go from location to location to conduct some of my work, which breaks the monotony of going into the office every time.
Cons: There are a lot of limitations to project scopes. There are some actions that can be done, but company policy dictates that it shouldn't, so you end up discussing with clients for long periods of time trying to find a reason that would satisfy them. A lot of scheduling will overlap, but you still need to maintain the budget and timeline.

Project Manager, Engineering in Sedro-Woolley:
"Challenging."
Pros: It's mentally challenging and always new. Every project is different and there is no opportunity to become bored.
Cons: It can be stressful constantly having new things thrown at you.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Engineering Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Project Manager, Engineering Salaries




Microsoft Project
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Technical Analysis
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$87,000

Design
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Job Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1483 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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